Orchestra Audition Excerpts for Fall 2015

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Orchestra Auditions

Auditions will be held from Sunday evening, August 31 through Wednesday, September 3. Audition sign-ups will be available online beginning August 1. You can find your instrument below and click on the link(s) to download your part. If you have any questions, please email music@westmont.edu.

Flute

Flute 1 is preferred but you may opt for the Flute 2 part in the same sections if Flute 1 is technically too advanced:
Dvorak Carnival Overture - Opening to letter D
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Letter H through J

Piccolo

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - letter D to letter E

Oboe

Oboe 1 is preferred but you may opt for the Oboe 2 part in the same sections if Oboe 1 is technically too advanced:
Dvorak Carnival Overture - Solo after letter E through letter J, then Letter S to letter T
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Letter H through letter L

English Horn

Dvorak Carnival Overture - Solo
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Letter G then S through U

Clarinet

Clarinet 1 is preferred but you may opt for the Clarinet 2 part in the same sections if Clarinet 1 is technically too advanced:
Dvorak Carnival Overture - Letter Q through letter S
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Letter R through letter U

Bassoon

Bassoon 1 is preferred:
Dvorak Carnival Overture - Letter B through D and letter R through T
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - 7 measures before letter Q to the end

French Horn

1st Horn is preferred, but lower parts may be selected if 1st Horn is too high:
Bullock O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Measure 42 through measure 48
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Letter R through letter U
Dvorak Carnival Overture - Measure 275-287 and Letter Q to letter S

Trumpet

Dvorak Carnival Overture - Letter Q to T
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Letter N to O and S to T

Trombone and Tuba

1st trombone is preferred. Watch cleff in the trombone part! Bass trombone may be substituted if needed:
Dvorak Carnival Overture - Letter O through Letter T. You may choose to play the Dvorak excerpt from this bass clef part if you prefer.
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Tuba Letter S through letter U, Trombone Letter N through letter P

Harp

Dvorak Carnival Overture - Entire part
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Letter H through letter k

Percussion

Dvorak Carnival Overture - Tambourine Letter T to the end
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Timpani Letter N through letter P

Violin

Dvorak Carnival Overture - Beginning to letter D, 5 measures before H to Andantino con moto, L to N, S to the end
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Allegro Giusto to G, M to 4 after P, Q to the end

Viola

Dvorak Carnival Overture - Beginning to D, E to G, S to the end
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Allegro Giusto to G, K to the end

Cello

Dvorak Carnival Overture - Beginning to D, E to H, L to M
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Allegro Giusto to 3 after F, K to the end

Bass

Dvorak Carnival Overture - Beginning to D, F to H, O to R
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet - Allegro Giusto to F, K to Q, S to the end